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### SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 660YKE

Lump sum payable in some circumstances

If:

(a)  a surviving partner is qualified for payments under this Subdivision in relation to the death of the deceased partner; and

(b)  the first available bereavement adjustment payday occurs before the end of the bereavement period;

there is payable to the surviving partner as a lump sum an amount worked out using the following Lump Sum Calculator:

LUMP SUM CALCULATOR

This is how to work out the amount of the lump sum:

Method statement

Step 1.   Work out the amount that would have been payable to the surviving partner on the surviving partner's payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday if:

(a)     the deceased partner had not died; and

(b)     if immediately before the partner's death the couple were an illness separated couple or a respite care couple--they were not such a couple.

Note:             For illness separated couple and respite care couple see subsections 4(7) and 4(8) respectively.

Step 2.   Work out the amount that would have been payable to the deceased partner on the deceased partner's payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday if:

(a)     the deceased partner had not died; and

(b)     if immediately before the partner's death the couple were an illness separated couple or a respite care couple--they were not such a couple.

Note:             For illness separated couple and respite care couple see subsections 4(7) and 4(8) respectively.

Step 3.   Add the results of Step 1 and Step 2: the result is called the combined rate .

Step 4.   Work out the amount of mature age allowance that would have been payable to the surviving partner on the surviving partner's payday immediately before the first available bereavement adjustment payday if:

(a)     mature age allowance had been payable to the surviving partner on that payday; and

(b)     the surviving partner was not a member of a couple on that payday:

the result is called the surviving partner's notional rate .

Step 5.   Take the surviving partner's notional rate away from the combined rate: the result is called the deceased partner's instalment component .

Step 6.   Work out the number of the deceased partner's paydays in the bereavement lump sum period.

Step 7.   Multiply the deceased partner's instalment component by the number obtained in Step 6: the result is the amount of the lump sum payable to the surviving partner under this section.

Note:          For bereavement period , bereavement lump sum period and first available bereavement adjustment payday see section 21.